Finished opening too small

Old 11-23-08, 03:09 PM
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Finished opening too small

We are attempting to install mirrored sliding doors in a newly finished bedroom (basement, concrete floors). The opening height is too small (needs to be 80" and we barely have 79.5"). Would it be acceptable to remove the sheetrock across the top of the opening to give us the additional 1/2 in? I'm hoping we can remove the sheetrock, texture the framing at the top, paint it and no one would know the diff.

---open to thoughts or any other suggestions as to how to deal with this situation.
Old 11-24-08, 03:45 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Yes, you can remove the sheetrock as long as you can live with the resulting lumber that will be exposed. You have a plan b for the exposed lumber, so hopefully this will give you what you need, barely.

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